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Posted at: Jan 4, 2018, 1:54 AM; last updated: Jan 4, 2018, 1:54 AM (IST)

Munro sizzles in NZ win

Munro sizzles in NZ win
Colin Munro scored 104 runs off 53 balls, including three fours and 10 sixes. AFP

Mount Maunganui, January 3

Colin Munro smashed his way into the record books as New Zealand crushed West Indies by 119 runs in the final T20I to sweep the series. Munro, with a rollicking 104 off 53 deliveries, became the first player to hit three centuries in T20I cricket as New Zealand posted 243/5, their highest T20I total.

Munro surpassed Chris Gayle, Evin Lewis, Rohit Sharma and Brendon McCullum, who have two T20I centuries each.

The West Indies reply began disastrously with openers Chadwick Walton and Chris Gayle out without scoring in Tim Southee’s opening over. Their innings folded at 124/9 in 16.3 overs with Shai Hope unable to bat after being injured while fielding.  

Brief Scores: New Zealand: 243/5 (Munro 104, Guptill 63); West Indies: 124 (Fletcher 46; Southee 3/21, Sodhi 2/25, Boult 2/29). — AFP


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